Liebster: Paying it Back AND Forward!

A few weeks ago, I was extremely surprised and incredibly humbled to find that I had received a blog award!  I didn’t even know such a thing existed, being pretty new to this world.  I have no clue what other awards exist out there or how one gets them.  In my opinion, this one seems a bit like a blog chain letter that attempts to foster more traffic.  As a general rule, I am anti-chain letter and anti-email-forwards, but since this is the first time I have seen a blog award, I will give it the benefit of the doubt, and pass it along 🙂  I am always looking for more traffic on the blog … it must be the psychology nerd in me, but I just LOVE looking at my WordPress stats and seeing where the people who view my blog are from, etc.

Here are the Liebster rules as I know them:

1)  Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.

Kristin from The Funky Seamstress found my blog through Pattern Review.  She’s been sewing for a while, and all her work is extremely impressive!  If I ever have half of the skillz she does, I will be shocked.  Her projects that I am most excited about so far include bathing suits (she entered a contest on Pattern Review!) and onesies!  You all know I have a pajama obsession.  It is only a matter of time before I attempt to replicate her awesome onesie projects.  Kristin’s blog has been in my Blogroll links section for a while now, so clicky clicky!

Thanks so much for connecting us in the blogosphere, Kristin, and for passing on the Liebster Award to me.  I can’t tell you how surprised I was to receive it, and how much it meant!

2)  Choose 3 – 5 blogs with less than 200 followers and pass it on.  (This is the part that seems “chain-letter-esque” to me)

Anyone who follows my musings at all surely has to know that I am going to pass the Liebster along to my good friend and sewing buddy, Elizabeth from Humble Homespun.  We started our sewing journey together last August, and both began blogging in early 2012.  She’s stuck with me through all of the cursing, mistakes, machine woes, cursing, pinpricks, fabric cutting, cursing, vocabulary lessons, and tears.  It has been quite the journey, my friend, and I can’t imagine doing it without you!  I think my favorite projects of Elizabeth’s have been her pink pants and a maxi dress she made recently, but has yet to post about.

My next Liebster winner goes to Ali at My Raina Sunshine.  We met back in high school, before the interwebs became big.  We were old school pen pals, and even met “in real life” towards the end of high school.  I remember our love of Beanie Babies back when they were all the rage.  Ali is one super cool mom – her blog includes sewing, which she does mostly for her two little girls, as well as fun kid crafts or projects.  My favorite posts from Ali are Rainbow Rice Party and a pajamas-to-hat post.

I met Prttynpnk from Pretty Grievances when she commented on a post of mine, and I went to go read her blog.  She enjoys sewing vintage clothing, and her work is extremely well done!  I have truly enjoyed her writing style and witty commentary!  Her picture taking for each post is amazing, and definitely never dull!  She attends the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party in Disney World every year, and one of my favorite posts from Prtty is about last year’s costumes.  I even discovered she lives in a town I lived in while I attended a certain southern college that is crawling with tigers.  Its fun recognizing old haunts in her well staged photos!

Last but certainly not least, I have to give credit to my close friend Suzanne at Baking for Pearls.  Hers was really the first blog I ever followed, and all her posts made me giggle, which I appreciate.  Suzanne and I met at our previous job, which we both left about a year ago.  Though we are about 6 hours away from each other now, we stay in touch and visit as often as we can.  She is my partner in work woes, among other things.  Though she is a pretty crafty individual, her blog is focused on her first love of baking, not sewing.  Her cakes are amazing – both in taste and in decor!  I know my favorite tasting cake she makes is her red velvet, which she has made in many forms, but the zombie brains were my favorite.  Decorating wise, I have always been a fan of Wall-E, though she also makes a good tank engine.  And her rubber duckies were the inspiration for my love birds.

3)  Display the Liebster Award on your blog somewhere.

Hopefully the image is now displayed in my right side links!  Cheers!


3 comments for “Liebster: Paying it Back AND Forward!

  1. June 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Congrats, bud, and thanks for including me here. My blog neglect will soon be remedied, I hope.

  2. June 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Congrats, bud, and thanks for including me here. My blog neglect will soon be remedied, I hope.

  3. ali
    June 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you thank you! I’ve seen this award floating around the blog-o-sphere wondered if ever it might come my way 🙂 Also, now I have some new blogs to check out. Woohoo!


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